HOLTVILLE — The Holtville City Council authorized city staff Monday night to go out to bid on the long-awaited Ninth Street rehabilitation and water line replacement project.
City Engineer Jack Holt estimated the project would cost more than $300,000. Funds for the project will come from gas tax money and water improvement funding. If all goes as planned, Ninth Street residents between Melon Road and Olive Avenue will have a renovated street and new curbs and gutters in front of their homes by mid-May.
City Public Works Manager Jerry Peacher said the city is trying to "facilitate any future expansion in the area" by replacing the 50-year-old, 6-inch, cast- iron pipe with 12-inch PVC pipe.
"The bigger pipe will provide better pressure and the volume will be increased," Peacher said. "That area has the best potential for future development."